Next Steps

Next Steps workers are specialist one to one support workers who can help you achieve your goals. They will work with you on a one to one basis and can work with you at home, in the community or in our drop-in centres.

Next Steps workers can support Young Carers, Care Leavers and young people leaving Youth Offending Institutions to make successful transitions, overcome barriers and realise their potential. They will support you by identifying what your needs are and together make a plan to achieve these.

Next Steps workers can support you to make decisions about your life around where you want to live, whether you would like to go into education, employment or training, supporting you to access benefits and managing your money and other issues affecting you. Next Steps workers aim to increase knowledge of rights, options and services available to young people who are facing a time of transition.

Next Steps is a partnership between Southampton Voluntary Services, Youth Options, and No Limits. Contact details for each of the Next Steps workers are as follows:

Rachael Bowers – Supporting Young Offenders
rachael.bowers@nolimitshelp.org.uk  Call: 07881 109 682

Laura Bailey – Supporting Young Carers
l.bailey@southamptonvs.org.uk  Call: 07795 246 058

Rachael Hancock – Supporting Care Leavers
rachaelhancock@youthoptions.co.uk  Call: 07803 624 364

To download our information leaflet click here.


Get in Touch with Next Steps

You can get in touch with the Next Step team to let them know that you’d like to have some support from them.